WikiLeaks delivers new inside intel that brings to light government and corporate big namesâ€™ supposed plans to use TrapWire, a spy tool designed to help prevent terrorist attacks, as reported by zdnet.com.
TrapWire was developed by Abraxas Corporation and, according to its technical specification, was intended to cover a very precise need: â€œthe prevention of terrorist attacks on critical infrastructure requires the ability to detect various discreet but identifiable indicators of pre-attack preparations.”
The toolâ€™s extensive surveillance capacities allow it to provide â€œa map with dynamic status indicators for each entity connected to the TrapWire networkâ€, based on â€œhuman-entered data and on info collected by sensorsâ€ to create individual and vehicle profiles and describe the clientâ€™s critical vulnerabilities â€œas viewed through the eyes of a terrorist attackerâ€.
â€œThe information collected by TrapWire can also be shared with law enforcement agencies to assist in their counterterrorism efforts,” reads the Abraxas description, making the toolâ€™s ultimate purpose as clear as possible.
Leaked correspondence between Abraxas and potential customers, such as Stratfor, a subscription-based provider of geopolitical analysis, indicate that the tool may already be widely used by large corporations. â€œWe have an agreement in principle with Abraxas (TrapWire) to provide “streaming sitreps” to their clients via their desktop/homepage by the end of July.Â Their clients include Scotland Yard, #10 Downing, the White House, and many MNC’s.Â This is big time QSM.Â This will get us front and center to corporations and governments to sell IS.Â Our consideration is introducing them to companies like Wal Mart, Dell and other Fred cronies,” reads one initially confidential e-mail sent by a Strafor executive.
Â Another batch of now public sensitive correspondence appears to confirm TrapWireâ€™s anti-terrorist track record. â€œAccording to a very good source responsible for domestic surveillance operations, an extremely serious al Qaeda terror plot has been uncovered targeting a financial institution, an entertainment center and a government office bldg in Los Angeles.Â The same terrorist surveillance team [i.e. TrapWireâ€™s] conducted pre-operational surveillance of all three sites.â€